ICAP provides clerkship opportunities for Columbia University medical students to gain on-site experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Each student will have both an ICAP mentor based in New York and a mentor at the relevant ICAP country site. Mentors support the student with orientation (both in New York, pre-travel, and also in the host country), detailed project planning prior to clerkship placement, and skills coaching. Mentors also work with other ICAP staff on arrangement of logistics such as housing and ground transportation.
Students will learn about health care delivery systems in low-resource settings while working on a discrete programmatic project with ICAP team members. They will spend 3-4 days per week at an ICAP office working on their project and 1-2 days per week rounding with clinicians at ICAP-supported clinical sites.
Email your statement of interest and resume to Megan Affrunti by January 13, 2014 for all clerkships. If you are interested in more than one clerkship, please only apply to one clerkship and note the clerkship code of the other clerkship in your statement of interest. Additional projects will become available after the application deadline and candidates may be considered for those projects if they are not offered the position of their choice. Start dates for all clerkships are flexible.
Please address the following in your statement of interest:
1. Why are you interested in global public health?
2. What are your goals for this internship experience?
3. What are your career goals?
4. What skills and experiences will you bring to ICAP?
View the ICAP Internship FAQs
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